So many dollar sign names. Hahaha. But still a good list. Really happy to see Ab-Soul on it, he's the ideal "freshman" choice in my opinion, the guy with a world's worth of potential to explore who you can tell still hasn't shown what he can do quite yet. All of the picks are pretty expected but for a good reason.
He's on TI's label and signed as a producer to G.O.O.D. Music, I haven't listened to him much outside of his verse on "Sin City" from Cruel Summer which was pretty "meh", and he was apparently a part of "Blocka" by Pusha which is a jam of course. But I haven't heard much from him, and what I have heard hasn't really left me intrigued.
As much as I don't care about him it makes sense that he's a freshman for sure haha.
Kirko, Travis Scott, Dizzy, Chief Keef (i only say this because I'm from Chicago and there were 7 people from Chicago up for nomination, and this guy was the only one selected -.-), Schoolboy Q (He's already here on the mainstream, would have been a better pick for last year but he's damn worthy of the cover), Trinidad James (people only knew he was less than 6 months ago. too soon to tell.)
I feel like Casey Veggies, Earl (who wasn't even a nominee), Chance the Rapper (i gotta have a chitown pick), mr MFN exquire, and spaceghostpurrp (mainly for his production. his raps are kinda weak but he's been the most under appreciated producer of the year) are people I would have put on there instead. Even ASAP Ferg, Chris Webby, Fat Trel, or flatbush zombies (who also didn't get nominated)l would have been better picks in my opinion. I see why the other made it, but I don't agree.
I can agree with this. Except I didn't dig a few songs from Casey Veggie that I heard and I thought MFN ex and Chris Webby were corny, saw Fat Trel live and thought he was just ok. Maybe someone can enlighten me.
To answer their question no it's not the best freshman class.
To answer who's question? No one said it was the best, but given the choices that they picked from for this year they did an alright job. Other issues have had around 3 that I cared about, the rest were trash.